Call: 01746 718617 or for nursery/wrap around 01746 718 769

The current Governing body is represented by parents, staff, the parish council and other members of the community. Our role is to be critical friends of the school, help to provide the best possible education for your children and to enable them to reach the highest standards of achievement.

We are expected to contribute to the development of the school, having a good working knowledge of the School Development Plan and of its policies and procedures.

More recently we have been involved in the following:

  • Expanding accommodation
  • Implementing and setting the school budget
  • Looking at the progress and attainment of pupils throughout the school
  • Training opportunities including Safeguarding Children, Ofsted inspections and understanding Analysing School Performance (ASP).
  • Link visits regarding Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, and Early Years and nursery/wraparound.

To see a full list of governors, their roles and a register of business interests then please see the following:


Stottesdon School Governors


Type of Governor

Term of office start date

Term of office end date

Declarations of Interest

An introduction

Rachel Datlen - Chair




Friends of Stottesdon Primary School. Member of Parks Trust. Trustee and Secretary of Lacon Childe PTA

Rachel manages the Countryside, Gypsy and Traveller and Road Safety Education service areas at Worcestershire County Council.

She has knowledge of financial, people and facilities management in a public sector environment and links with the community.

She likes to see that children gain a well-rounded learning experience, including a good connection with the community and that they have the environment, resources and facilities to bring out the best in them.

Jane Jones


02.10.23 01.10.27

Employed as a teacher at the school

Jane is the Key Stage 1 Teacher within our school.

She brings knowledge of the curriculum, how children learn and the day to day workings of the school to the governing board.

Her interests lie in the teaching and learning, children and staff wellbeing.

Katie Jones - Headteacher

Ex-officio 01.03.06 n/a Son SGET casual worker  

Richard Lewis

Parent 01.09.23 31.08.27 Partner works at school Richard is an accountant by profession and brings a wealth of experience and strategic guidance from Industry to assist the governing board and head teacher.He has been a parent governor for more than four years and his two children attend Stottesdon School.He is passionate that all children have the best opportunities to gain a high quality education.His main role on the governing board is that of safeguarding link governor. He liaises with the Safeguarding officer for Shropshire schools and networks with other safeguarding governors to provide assurance and assistance to the school and to aid the head teacher, ensuring that all safeguarding measures at the school are up to date and reviewed, as well as informing the governing board of any issues. He is also a member of the recently trust wide formed e-safety initiative.

Daniel Middleton

Parent 09.06.21 08.06.25


Daniel is a lecturer of biology at Halesowen College, teaching biology on a variety of courses. He also teaches some chemistry.

He brings analytical skills from my time working within scientific laboratories prior to starting teaching in 2006, as well as all the skills, knowledge of education from teaching, to the governing board.

He is interested in how students are prepared for their next steps, both within the primary school and beyond; the use of awards, achievements and other forms of praise, and the avoidance of bias in their use and the teaching of science (from both the teachers' and pupils' perspectives)

Chris Tibbits

DHET Foundation 13.03.23 12.03.27


Chris lives in the village of Stottesdon and is married to one of the Church wardens, so is heavily involved in the Church. Recently he has been instrumental in securing the grant responsible for the current restoration of the church.

Dr Robert Kennet MBE

Community 25.10.23 24.20.27


Rob holds the degree of Master of Education (Training and Evaluation) and a Doctorate in Education (Global Educational Policy) from the University of Hull. He is the founder and Director of a Training Company that delivers programmes both nationally and internationally.
He was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2009.
He is married and he is passionate about history and gardening.




Meeting attendance
Governor meeting attendance 2022-23
Governor meeting attendance 2021-22

Chair of Governors: Rachel Datlen 2023-24

1 x ex-officio foundation governor

Former governors
Mark Daborn, Ex-officio Foundation
James Auden, Foundation, 02.02.20-10.10.22
Sarah Price, Community, 24.09.19-23.09.23